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IPIC’s Annual Conference is the most important IP conference in Canada. It is an opportunity for members of the IP community to learn about exciting developments in IP and to earn annual CPD and CLE credits. Join us virtually this year and be part of an incredible conference!

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Add to My Calendar 2022-09-28 12:30:00 2022-09-30 16:45:00 America/Toronto IPIC2022 – September 28-30, 2022 IPIC’s Annual Conference is the most important IP conference in Canada. It is an opportunity for members of the IP community to learn about exciting developments in IP and to earn annual CPD and CLE credits. Join us virtually this year and be part of an incredible conference! Whistler, BC Intellectual Property Institute of Canada admin@ipic.ca

SPEAKERS

PROGRAM AT A GLANCE

     
16:00-20:00   REGISTRATION
17:00-19:00   WELCOME RECEPTION
     
     
07:00-16:00   REGISTRATION
07:00-08:00   WALK WITH WING – AN OUTDOOR NETWORKING EVENT
07:00-08:30   BREAKFAST
08:30-08:40   OPENING REMARKS
08:40-09:40   KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Manjit Minhas
09:40-10:00   NETWORKING BREAK
10:00-11:00   PLENARY | A Debate: Are the Robots Taking Over? – Should AI Be Considered a Creator/Inventor?
11:00-12:00   IPIC ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
12:15-13:45   LUNCH
14:00-15:00   PATENTS | Green Patenting and ESG Innovation Disconnect
TRADEMARKS | Searching for Authenticity: Legal and Practical Matters for Corporate Support of ESG Issues
15:00-16:00   PATENTS | Remedies for Patent Infringement - Dow v Nova: Key Issues
TRADEMARKS | Beyond Trademarks: Branding from a Broader Perspective
16:00   TIME TO EXPLORE WHISTLER
     
     
07:00-15:00   REGISTRATION
07:00-08:15   BREAKFAST
08:15-09:00   HONOURING NATIONAL DAY FOR TRUTH & RECONCILIATION
09:00-09:30   PLENARY | CIPO Update
09:30-10:30   PLENARY | The College of Patent Agents & Trademark Agents
10:30-10:45   NETWORKING BREAK
10:45-11:45   PATENTS | (Session TBC)
COPYRIGHT | Right of Repair and Technical Protection Measures: Risks, Benefits and Where We’re Headed
12:00-13:00   IP ROUNDTABLES AND LUNCH
13:15-14:15   PATENTS | Patent Office Roundtable
TRADEMARKS | Trademarks Office Roundtable
14:15-15:15   PLENARY | The “Culture Shift” in Litigation Towards Getting to Judgment Quickly - What Has Worked and What Hasn’t
15:15-15:30   NETWORKING BREAK
15:30-16:30   PLENARY | Lessons Towards Understanding How Indigenous Communities Protect Indigenous Knowledge
16:30   END OF PROGRAMMING
18:30-23:00   GALA
     

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CPD/CLE

This program is eligible for Substantive Hours and contains Professionalism Hours or Ethics Hours where applicable.

  SUBSTANTIVE HOURS
(up to)
PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS
(up to)*
Law Society of Ontario
             
SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6

PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5**

Law Society of British Columbia SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5
Law Society of Saskatchewan SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5
Law Society of Alberta SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5
Law Society of Manitoba SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to):6 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5
Barreau du Québec SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 9.5 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: N/A
Law Society of New Brunswick SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: N/A
New York State CLE Board SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 7 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 4
California State Bar SUBSTANTIVE HOURS (up to): 6 PROFESSIONALISM | ETHICS (up to)*: 3.5

*Professionalism | Ethics Hours 

**Includes up to 1 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Professionalism Hours.

Accreditation of this program in other jurisdictions will be considered if interest is expressed. Please contact Kim Arial at karial@ipic.ca.

 

REGISTRATION FEES

MEMBER

BEFORE AND INCLUDING SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
$799

AFTER SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
$899

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NON MEMBER

BEFORE AND INCLUDING SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
$1,199

AFTER SEPTEMBER 2, 2021
$1,299

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EMERITUS/
HONORARY

$399

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STUDENT

(PROOF OF ENROLLMENT IN A CANADIAN UNIVERSITY REQUIRED)
$399

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CERTIFIED CANADIAN PATENT ADMINISTRATOR

$399

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CERTIFIED CANADIAN TRADEMARK ADMINISTRATOR

$399

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SPECIAL DISCOUNT CODES

IPIC offers a special discount* of $100 for the following categories.
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iscounts cannot be combined, only one discount code is applicable per registration.

In-house corporate practitioner – Coupon Code: CORPORATE

Practitioner in small practice – Coupon Code: SMALLPRACT
Eligible to individuals with two (2) or fewer registered agents or lawyers in their firm.

Young practitioner – Coupon Code: YOUNGPRACT
Eligible to individuals who are 35 years or younger who do not have their registration fees paid or reimbursed (fully or partially) by their firm/company.

Full-time academic Coupon Code: ACADEMIC

FINANCIAL AID

Financial aid may be available to attend the conference. Applicants will be considered on the basis of their annual income.

Inquiries: admin@ipic.ca

CANCELLATION POLICY

A cancellation fee of $50 (plus applicable tax) will apply to cancellations received in writing on or before September 14, 2021.

Refunds will not be issued after this date, but substitutions will be permitted.

SPONSORS

Virtual Platform Sponsor

Session Sponsors

Sponsors

BECOME A SPONSOR

Interesting in becoming an IPIC2021 sponsor? Contact IPIC’s Manager of Education and Events, Kim Arial, for more information.

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